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Can Wenxin Keli help when you have atrial fibrillation (AFib)?

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Early research shows the extract of a mixture of five different Chinese herbs may help treat occasional, or paroxysmal, AFib.

But some people in those studies had problems when they took it, so more testing is needed. Check with your doctor before you try this supplement.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Treatment and Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation," "Prevention Strategies for Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF)," "Vitamin Supplements: Hype or Help for Healthy Eating," "Atrial Fibrillation Medications," "Fish and Omega-3 Fatty Acids."

Mayo Clinic: "Atrial Fibrillation: Symptoms and causes," "Atrial Fibrillation: Self-management," "Magnesium Supplement (Oral Route, Parenteral Route)," "Coenzyme Q10," "Atrial fibrillation: Treatment," "Cholesterol-Lowering Supplements May Be Helpful."

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements: "Magnesium: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals," "Vitamin K: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals."

The American Journal of Cardiology: "Meta-analysis of Magnesium Therapy for the Acute Management of Rapid Atrial Fibrillation."

Heart : "Use of intravenous magnesium to treat acute onset atrial fibrillation: a meta‐analysis."

OSU Linus Pauling Institute: "Magnesium," "Coenzyme Q10," "Fiber."

NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10): In Depth," "Omega-3 Supplements."

Journal of Investigative Medicine: "Effect of coenzyme Q10 on the incidence of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure."

International Journal of Cardiology: "The Chinese herb extract Wenxin Keli: A promising agent for the management of atrial fibrillation."

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "The Effects of Wenxin Keli on P-Wave Dispersion and Maintenance of Sinus Rhythm in Patients with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials ."

Heart Rhythm: "Atrial-selective inhibition of sodium-channel current by Wenxin Keli is effective in suppressing atrial fibrillation."

World Journal of Cardiology: "Omega 3 and atrial fibrillation: Where are we?"

eatright.org: "Easy Ways to Boost Fiber in Your Daily Diet."

Cleveland Clinic: "Phytosterols, Sterols & Stanols."

American Stroke Association: "Understanding Risk."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 07, 2017

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Treatment and Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation," "Prevention Strategies for Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF)," "Vitamin Supplements: Hype or Help for Healthy Eating," "Atrial Fibrillation Medications," "Fish and Omega-3 Fatty Acids."

Mayo Clinic: "Atrial Fibrillation: Symptoms and causes," "Atrial Fibrillation: Self-management," "Magnesium Supplement (Oral Route, Parenteral Route)," "Coenzyme Q10," "Atrial fibrillation: Treatment," "Cholesterol-Lowering Supplements May Be Helpful."

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements: "Magnesium: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals," "Vitamin K: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals."

The American Journal of Cardiology: "Meta-analysis of Magnesium Therapy for the Acute Management of Rapid Atrial Fibrillation."

Heart : "Use of intravenous magnesium to treat acute onset atrial fibrillation: a meta‐analysis."

OSU Linus Pauling Institute: "Magnesium," "Coenzyme Q10," "Fiber."

NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10): In Depth," "Omega-3 Supplements."

Journal of Investigative Medicine: "Effect of coenzyme Q10 on the incidence of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure."

International Journal of Cardiology: "The Chinese herb extract Wenxin Keli: A promising agent for the management of atrial fibrillation."

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "The Effects of Wenxin Keli on P-Wave Dispersion and Maintenance of Sinus Rhythm in Patients with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials ."

Heart Rhythm: "Atrial-selective inhibition of sodium-channel current by Wenxin Keli is effective in suppressing atrial fibrillation."

World Journal of Cardiology: "Omega 3 and atrial fibrillation: Where are we?"

eatright.org: "Easy Ways to Boost Fiber in Your Daily Diet."

Cleveland Clinic: "Phytosterols, Sterols & Stanols."

American Stroke Association: "Understanding Risk."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 07, 2017

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